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10 Green Tops for St. Pat's

Updated on March 6, 2014

Top o' the tops to ya with these cute green tops for St. Pat's

Not only am I 50% of Irish descent, but green is my favorite color, so sporting this hue is no stretch for me every March 17. I understand, though, that some may worry about looking too Kermit or Green Giant-ish.

There is a way to do it with style, and relatively affordably. A word of advice: If you're going to add one item this year to your St. Patrick's Day outfits toolbox, a cute green top is a smart move. Vibrantly colored tops like these stretch out a wardrobe and can be worn year-round. And from silky sleeveless to soft sweaters, there's a style for every climate, budget & body type. Even a simple pair of jeans takes on St. Pat's style with some green up top.

(photo: Carla Ossa cc ~ cropped for shape)

~~ why do we wear green on March 17? ~~

Well, Ireland isn't called the "Emerald Isle" for nothing. Its lush terrain really does feature dozens of grassy hues. Green is also one of the 3 colors in the Irish flag. It symbolizes spring, too, and of course is the shade of a shamrock.

Lucky does boho chic at a gentler price point than, say, Free People. I love a peasant look but feel swallowed up when it gets too billowy. This one is cut slim enough for flattery while still being comfy -- and forgiving, when the corned beef & soda bread beckon...

Don't think turtlenecks can be sexy? You haven't dealt with American Apparel, then. It's all in the cut -- but warning: this one is cut super small! Throw your normal sizing out the window & go up a couple notches.

pretty green t
pretty green t

Most Ts don't flatter my straightish figure, but a jersey v-neck that drapes just right? Heaven. Better yet, check out the cool back. This is another top I'd try wearing both ways (front in front & back in front), for two different looks.

cool green t
cool green t

Count on Michael Kors for a chic, silky, amped-up T in a wonderful patterned fabric. Fun & ageless, and the multiple-greens motif is spot on for March 17. Bonus: petite sizes, too.

green lace top
green lace top

So pretty! Simple shape in an ubergirly fabric. Reportedly runs small, so consider sizing up.

green sequin top
green sequin top

No need for jewelry with this shimmering, patterned jade number from Kenneth Cole. Even with your most tattered jeans, it'll steal the show.

green flowy tunic
green flowy tunic

The "Pam Breeze-ly" is a Modcloth bestseller, restocked after probably more than one sellout (yea!). Great with a scarf & skinnies.

bright green blouse
bright green blouse

Here a quite-bright shade of emerald is offset by a simple, flatters-all-comers shape with small cutouts for visual appeal.

kelly green cardigan
kelly green cardigan

I'm also a cardi queen -- what better tool for extending spring/summer dresses into the fall? This one's perfect for St. Pat's.

T time?

Lucky Shamrock (Gold) -- St. Patrick's Day Crop Sleeve Fitted Juniors T-Shirt, X-Large
Lucky Shamrock (Gold) -- St. Patrick's Day Crop Sleeve Fitted Juniors T-Shirt, X-Large

Rather go with a T? Try a subtle one with some shape & style -- and lots of rich green color.


What kind of St Patricks Day outfits do you favor? Just one green piece, or head to toe? Casual, elegant, over-the-top costumey?


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      SteveKaye 4 years ago

      I like green, too, and often wear a green shirt.

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      Great green tops. I just love the color green and your selections are beautiful. I love the Patty Women Comfy Drape Collar Long Sleeve Asym Hem Cardigan.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i love green and women too

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      FastSecrets 5 years ago

      Best green tops I have seen

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      Julia Morais 6 years ago

      Don't really have much green clothing. Some of these tops are great though.

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      Blonde Blythe 6 years ago from U.S.A.

      Head to toe! Enjoyed the green fashions!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great ideas

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      Dkanzari 6 years ago

      Nice choice. I like it

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      DLeighAlexander 6 years ago

      Just one green t-shirt. You have some very cute shirts in your line up.

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      puppyprints 6 years ago

      nice choices

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      dahlia369 6 years ago

      Nice green tops, enjoyed them! :)

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      Gloria Freeman 6 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi thanks for sharing,great tops.

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      bunitasmith 6 years ago

      Thank you for sharing. Good looking and fashionable Tops.

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      anc91 6 years ago

      cute tops!

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      AnimalHouse 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing! These are beautiful green tops!

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      Bill Armstrong 6 years ago from Valencia, California

      Thanks for sharing, happy St Paddy's Day :-)

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      casperfei 6 years ago

      this cloth looks nice..

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      sweetstickyrainbo 6 years ago

      proof that some people look good in anything!